Super Bowl 2015 battle of the 7-layer dips: Seattle vs. New England

The Super Bowl isn’t just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It’s also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork and apples with bacon. That’s because we decided the battle on the gridiron should continue on the buffet. So we created two versions of that classic party pleaser — seven-layer […]

Many lovely moments in Grand Rapids Symphony’s evening of music by Wagner

REVIEW: 3.5 OUT OF 4 STARS What: Grand Rapids SymphonyWhen and where: Friday evening, DeVos Performance HallLength: 103 minutes, not including intermissionSee it: 8 p.m. tonight, preconcert talk at 7 p.m.Tickets: $18-$90Attendance: 743 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Richard Wagner’s music, composer Gioacchino Rossini famously observed, “has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.” Many […]

GRCC hosting open houses for manufacturing partnership that pairs students with businesses

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is hosting two open houses next month for a job training program that pairs eligible students with West Michigan manufacturers. The open houses for GRCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership are scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. February 5 at Steelcase’s wood plant, 4100 68th St. SE in Kentwood, and February […]

Hope diver Sarah Sheridan surpasses two personal bests at GVSU Invite

Hope College’s Sarah Sheridan surpassed her own personal bests in two events during the Grand Valley State University Diving Invitational on Saturday in Allendale. Sarah SheridanHope College Sports Information  The sophomore from Richmond, Indiana (Richmond HS), passed her top 11-dive marks in both 1- and 3-meter diving while finishing second in both events. Sheridan scored […]

Laker T&F Cruises to Victory at Quad Meet

Grand Valley State University Athletics Department  GVSU Quad Meet Results Allendale, Mich. – The Grand Valley State track field teams blew away their opposition en route to a pair of dominating victories at the GVSU Quad Meet inside the Kelly Family Sports Center on Saturday (Jan. 31). The men finished with a total of 218 […]

Detroit Lions internship turns into Super Bowl perks for Grand Rapids resident

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Evert Geerlings always wanted to go to the Super Bowl, he just didn’t expect to be working it, too. But he’s not complaining. The 24-year-old Calvin College graduate from East Kentwood will be at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Sunday when the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks […]

St. Olaf Choir presents world view of choral music meant to be ‘transformative’

KALAMAZOO, MI — Twenty-five years ago, the world was changing. The Iron Curtain was coming down and while the changes had huge ramifications socially and economically, it also had an impact on the world of music as vast libraries of music that had been unavailable before suddenly opened up to musicians in America. View full […]

WMU Winter Gala Dance Concert will help audience hear fresh take of Pachelbel’s Canon in D

KALAMAZOO, MI — Everyone has heard Pachelbel’s Canon in D. A lot. But not everyone has seen it, and listening to that familiar piece while watching it interpreted through dance, transforms the music into a new aural experience. Audiences will have an opportunity to experience Pachelbel’s Canon in D in a fresh manner, when Western Michigan […]